Prasophyllum patens R.Br. 1810 Photo by Warwick Biggs and his Flickriver Orchid Photo Website

Part shade cold LATE WinterMIDSpring

Common Name The Lying Open Prasophyllum - In Australia The Sandstone Leek Orchid

Flower Size .32 to .44" [.8 to 1.1 cm]

Found in New South Wales in heathlands and heathy forests in sandstone areas at elevations of 10 to 100 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, stem clasping leaf that blooms in the later winter through mid spring on an erect, 10.4 to 20" [36 to 70 cm] long, 5 to 30 flowered inflorescence and carrying non-resupinate, fragrant flowers

Synonyms Prasophyllum patens var. pruinosum R.S.Rogers 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing ok; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 as P patens var robustum drawing ok; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good